Day 4: More Flooding, Power Outages
Rains and the cresting of nearby waters caused flooding in brass in Wayne.
Rising rivers forced besides evacuations in northern New Jersey and hundreds of thousands of tri-narrate area residents remain without electricity Wednesday at the same time that the aftermath of Irene wore into Day 4.
Residents of Passaic County suppose the raging Passaic River is higher than it’s been in decades and couple high-rise apartments near the Paterson Great Falls, home to some 4,000 residents, were evacuated because water had compromised the buildings basement.
New York City and tri-greatness mass transit had mostly returned to according to rule by Tuesday, though some branches keep suspended due to damage from Irene. [Check the latest passage updates here.]
Meanwhile, the local end of life toll related to Irene continued to mount. It included the death announced Tuesday of some 82-year-old Holocaust survivor from Brooklyn.
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Con Edison uttered less than 2,000 customers over the five boroughs were without angel by Wednesday morning. Check Con Edison’s attack center outage map for the latest.
The MTA reported it will not be able to refund MetroCards for the time the subway and bus hypothesis was shut down.
The city related that 73 percent of the 2,000 trees downed for the period of the storm had been cleared from roads. All arterial roadways are cleared; the full age of primary roadways are cleared.
Call quantity at 311 continued to be up. More than 102,300 calls came in to the convene center on Tuesday. A legitimate Tuesday is about 55,000 calls.
Intense rainfall from Irene has compromised begrime beneath a section of the projection adjacent to the right lane of the Queens-bound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway at Grace Court close the Atlantic Avenue entrance, requiring overnight repairs. Crews will work between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., closing undivided or two of the BQE’s Queens lanes. To lend aid alleviate the impact of repair act, Furman Street between Atlantic Avenue and Old Fulton Street command be converted starting Wednesday afternoon from person-way southbound to two-way manoeuvre.
Staten Island, one of the overthrow hit areas by Irene, was to be toured by state Financial Service Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky, by with local officials Tuesday. Lawsky and other State Insurance Department officials be inclined be assisting residents with insurance claims, answering questions and addressing concerns.
Paterson and Wallington were evacuated Tuesday for of flooding. The area of Locust and Paterson streets were particularly troubled by floodwater.
About 154,000 New Jersey customers were free from power early Wednesday. Jersey Central Power & Light says it has restored ability to about 550,000 customers and the remaining 119,000 should bear it back by the weekend. PSE&G reported 33,000 free from power and estimated restoration by Sunday. Atlantic City Electric has around 1,800 outages.
In Middlesex County there was a boil water advisory because of the city of South Amboy. There was a damage of water service in the incorporated town because of a 16-inch sprinkle and calender main break.
Residents may bring items (no construction material) directly to the civil garage on Willow Avenue between Newark Street and Observer Highway. Dumpsters determination be available there until 8 p.m. each night until Friday, Sept. 2.
On Long Island, 190,000 Long Island Power Authority customers were however without power Wednesday. Some may not come by power back until Friday or for the re~on that late as next week. Hundreds of Long Island homeowners were bailing thoroughly basements and flooded ground floors.
Nassau County reported numerous downed trees and power lines, creating in posse dangerous situations. LIPA said they are dealing with the most number of spirit outages since Hurricane Gloria hit in 1985.
As of Wednesday, near to 307,806 residences were without angel
Gov. Dannel Malloy said 2,000 telephone poles were damaged forward with hundreds of cell phone towers.
Connecticut’s cyclone emergency information is here.
More than 17,000 customers were on the outside of power Wednesday.
Con Edison expects principally of its customers to have angel back by Thursday.
Westchester health officials hold lifted an advisory that warned residents to refrain from contact with the Hudson River as of sewage spill due to Tropical Storm Irene. The sewage spill has stopped.
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Orange and Rockland Utilities before-mentioned 16,985 customers were still outside of power Wednesday. Most will have command restored by midnight Friday, and the leavings over the weekend.
Central Hudson reported 34,764 by
New York state Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens is investigating a seneca oil spill in upstate New York blamed ~ward Tropical Storm Irene at an oil storage ultimate. The cause of the spill and overthrow of any petroleum was being determined.
Rockland County suffered damaged roads and bridges, and flooded neighborhoods from Tropical Storm Irene. National Guard units were deployed to westerly Ramapo.
Orange County also suffered loss, and Metro-North said it was indefinitely suspending its Port Jervis put inside there because of damage on the tracks and to its equipment.
The entire New York Thruway is after this open in both directions.
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